This admission essay indicates my professional goals, the reasons why the graduate program is right for me both academically and professionally, and the contributions that I will make to the university and the program as a student and afterward. My main professional goals that guide my career actions are:
- To become a senior manager in an established real estate company
- To become an entrepreneur in the real estate sector and incorporate my own company
- To take charge in the construction of a monumental structure of a historical significance in the country
Also, the master’s degree program in real estate in the university is the right option for me due to the following reasons:
- I am passionate about real estate, and I am keen to succeed in the field
- My prior educational background renders the master’s program in real state to be a suitable option to progress further academically
- My work experience in real estate makes the master’s program compatible with my professional goals and aspirations
I will also make immense contributions to the schools both directly and indirectly. I will contribute to the degree program and the school in the following ways:
- The school would get a leader who will not only focus on academic excellence but also channel immense efforts towards creating a united student fraternity
- The school will acquire a committed and hardworking individual who thrives amid challenges
- I will be a good alumnus of the school to give back to the institution and guide the students where appropriate
Admission Essay: Real Estate Graduate School
Growing up, I have always wondered which career path would be suitable for me. Will I be an entrepreneur? Will I major in one of the formal sectors such as banking, real estate, insurance? These are some of the fundamental questions that motivated me to seek clarity and closure at my tender age and develop a clear vision and plan that would bring order in my academic journey to fulfill my future career goals. It is in the midst of the uncertainty that I realized my passion for real estate and the potential to thrive in the sector. Things became more transparent in the 7th grade when I was motivated to seek leadership positions in school not only to lead the students but also to advocate for their rights for decent buildings and academic infrastructure to make the learning process conducive. On several occasions, I found myself at the podium, addressing my seventh-grade class seeking their support in the upcoming presidential election in the eighth grade. I instinctively knew that the current buildings were old and needed substantial renovations to make the learning environment not only inclusive but also presentable to the eye. Therefore, my campaign portfolio was based on the commitment of representing the student’s body in the advocacy efforts to add and renovate the school buildings, parts of which dated back to 1891. My charge was to save the facades of the present buildings, which had historical significance and unique architecture, at all costs, and make sure the project was harmonious as a whole. Writing this personal statement presents me the opportunity to reflect on the impactful moments of my life, understand my career goals and objectives, gauge the significance of the master’s graduate program, and determine my contribution to the graduate program.
Ever since I discovered my passion for real estate, I developed viable professional goals to guide me in my quest to succeed in my career. My father and brothers are my inspiration because they thrive in their respective professions and other activities. I learned the criticality of objectivity from my interactions with my father and siblings. My father always used the term “hold all the aces” to challenge and motivate me to overcome the barriers in life and professional development. The phrase is unique, and it is used to encourage people to be objective and create positions of advantage relative to others. Therefore, my career goals and objectives are an outcome of the nourishing environment that I grew in, with supportive and encouraging family members. My first professional goal is to work in an established real estate company at a senior managerial position. Currently, I have been working in supporting roles in different companies in the financial market. However, my aspiration is to progress smoothly in a reputable real estate company and occupy a senior managerial position that will grant me access to expand my real estate networks further. However, as my father says, I will need to “ace up my sleeve” to make the goal a reality. My second professional goal is to become an entrepreneur in the sector and incorporate my own company. I believe that with the right exposure, networks, and motivation, I will be in a prime position to manage a real estate company. Similarly, I will use my father’s advice of “acing up my sleeve” to attract and retain a reasonable clientele to make the business sustainable. My last professional goal is to take charge of the construction of a monumental structure of a historical significance in the country. Growing up in New York, I have been fortunate enough to see high caliber buildings and infrastructures. I plan to be the mastermind of one of the monumental buildings in New York or any other city in the country. I believe that my hard work, passion, and determination will enable me to realize the goals.
I believe that this graduate program (Masters in real estate) is suitable for me both academically and professionally. First, I am passionate about real estate, and I am keen to succeed in the field. From a tender age, I developed a passion for buildings, and I was thrilled by the architectural layout of most of the buildings in New York City. Also, I belong to a community of passionate and objective-oriented professionals, who encouraged me to persist in my aspiration to become a successful real estate entrepreneur in the future. The support system from my family and community members who thrived in the real estate market and other professions reinforced my passion for real estate. Therefore, the innate drive would guide me to focus on the master’s program and obtain the necessary academic accolades to progress in my career. Second, my prior educational background renders the master’s program in real state to be a suitable option to advance further academically. Notably, I pursued short real estate courses and programs at the University of Michigan. The courses enabled me to acquire fundamental knowledge about the real estate industry. Also, I was an active member of the real estate club at the University of Michigan, which enabled me to participate in real estate networking events and acquire knowledge of the industry. Therefore, the prior theoretical knowledge about real estate makes the master’s program to be a viable academic option for my professional progress. Finally, my work experience in real estate makes the masters program compatible with my professional goals and aspirations. The most recent endeavor in my career progress has been working with D3 development in North Carolina. My experience thus far has been nothing but exceptional. I have been tasked to analyze different lucrative financing options for the development project that adheres to the state order within this specific opportunity zone and in congruence with the new historical rehabilitation tax credit program adopted in 2016. Therefore, practical exposure would enable me to relate well with the real estate theoretical frameworks in the master’s program. Also, the master’s program will nourish me further with the requisite real estate knowledge that would be instrumental in my professional growth and development.
Besides personally gaining from the master’s program, I believe that the institution would benefit immensely from me. I simple terms, a mutual relationship will exist between the institution and me. First, the school would get a leader who will not only focus on academic excellence but also channel immense efforts towards creating a united student fraternity that would liaise with the administration to foster academics and other co-curricular activities. It is critical for the student leadership to have a vision and share its plans with the school administration to promote cooperation and limit cases of disagreements that lead to the disruption of the scheduled programs. I have been a leader all through my academic journey. I looked up to my father and brothers, who possess excellent leadership skills, such as interpersonal and problem-solving capabilities. I plan to join the student leadership once my application for the master’s degree program is accepted. Second, the school will acquire a committed and hardworking individual who thrives amid challenges. I have been nicknamed “the doer” at home because of my conviction and ability to accomplish tasks that were initially deemed impossible. Therefore, I am confident that I will perform exemplarily well in my academics, which will, in turn, bolster the image of the institution. Students usually apply for programs in universities and colleges that perform well. Also, I will use my gift to assist my fellow students in achieving academic excellence and bolstering the image of the school. Third, the university will get an athlete. Though not naturally gifted, I have been learning from my brother, Zach, who is a great athlete. Zach taught me the significance of discipline and hard work in sports. He usually uses the phrase “hard work beats talent” to encourage me not to give up and consider sports as an alternative option. I was inspired, and I am currently thriving in Basketball. I believe that I can be an important member of the basketball team in school. Finally, I will be a good alumnus of the school and give back to the institution and guide the students with aspirations to succeed in life. I will be offering financial support to the needy students annually once I realize my professional goal of owning a real estate company. Also, I will mentor the students who want to venture into real estate in the future. Therefore, I believe that I can be a real asset to the school during and after my course.
To conclude, I believe that I have the passion, drive, dedication, educational background, and experience to be considered for the real estate master’s program in your institution. This university has an excellent reputation for producing successful real estate professionals, which makes me keen to join the course and be part of the institution’s success. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.